2013 ALL-USA Kansas Baseball Team

2013 ALL-USA Kansas Baseball Team

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2013 ALL-USA Kansas Baseball Team

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IF
John Armstrong
Bishop Carroll
Senior
A 5A All-State first team pick for the second consecutive year, the 5-foot-10 second baseman hit .361, scored 34 runs and swiped 19 bases without being caught. He was taken by the Detroit Tigers in the MLB Draft.

IF/P
Zach Girrens
Spring Hill
Senior
The 4A Player of the Year batted .544 with three home runs and 17 RBIs for the Broncos this spring. On the mound, he was 5-2 with a 1.39 ERA, striking out 78 batters in 40.1 innings.

IF
Brett Nickle
Olathe South
Senior
Brawny (6-4/270) first baseman earned All-State honors after leading the Falcons to the Class 6A state championship game. Hit .423 with two homers and 23 RBIs.

IF
Wes Phillips
Maize South
Senior
Earned All-State and Wichita Eagle All-Metro first team honors after hitting .463 with four homers and 23 RBIs. The 5-foot-10 shortstop stole 19 bases without being caught and scored 33 runs for the Mavericks.

OF
Michael Baillergeon
Leavenworth
Senior
Baillergeon hit .456 with 25 RBIs for the Pioneers to nab Class 5A Player of the Year honors.

OF
Bryce Whitchurch
Bishop Carroll
Senior
Batted .415, belted three homers, scored 24 runs and drove in 35 in just 19 games for the Golden Eagles, who advanced to the 5A state championship.

   
Zach Engelken
Blue Valley West
Junior
The best player of the state’s top team, Engelken took home 6A Pitcher of the Year honors after the Jaguars (27-3) won state. The 6-foot-4 right-hander has committed to Nebraska.

P
Jordan Floyd
Shawnee Heights
Senior
The Class 5A Co-Pitcher of the Year, Floyd led the Thunderbirds to the state semifinals. The burly 6-foot-3 southpaw was drafted by the New York Yankees.

DH
Jared Gates
Wichita NW
Senior
Gates hit .612 for the 17-6 Grizzlies, earning Class 6A Player of the Year honors from the Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches.

UT
Ryan Colombo
Seaman (Topeka)
Senior
A 6-foot-1 righty, Colombo was named Gatorade State Player of the Year and led the Vikings to the Class 5A state title.

Honorable Mention

IF: Jackson Fuller, Blue Valley Northwest, Jr.

OF: Alex Orth, Maize South, Sr.

OF: Ty Sutherland, Arkansas City, Sr.

P: Branden Larkey, Bishop Carroll, Sr.

P: Mitchell McIntyre, Wichita NW, Sr.

P: Lucas Milner, Andover Central, Jr.

DH: Nick Wilson, Mill Valley, Sr.

 

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